User talk:CambridgeBayWeather

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igloo[edit]

Could you provide an example where the English word "igloo" is used to mean "an Inuit word". The Inuit word should have its own entry at the correct spelling for that word, not among the English definitions. --EncycloPetey 19:09, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

I'll ask a couple of our experts, but the key difficulty is that "Inuit" is not considered a single language. It is a range of dialects, but may of those dialects are not mutually comprehensible. --EncycloPetey 21:33, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

I noticed that you changed "Inuit language" to "Inuktitut". However, iglu is one of the rare words, Inuk is another, that is common across several Inuit languages rather than being confined to Inuktitut as inukshuk would be. CambridgeBayWeather (Talk) 22:14, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

  • Yes, unfortunately that simply means you have to create several near-identical entries. However, bear in mind that some information may be different (eg pronunciation). Ƿidsiþ 22:21, 29 August 2008 (UTC)